Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Interfaith Prayer Service for Racial Justice

Order of Prayer Service [Word document available here] Thank you to the participating faith leaders (alphabetical by last name): Imam Refai Arefin, Islamic Association of Greater Hartford Rabbi Marci Bellows and Cantor Belinda Brennan, faith leaders of Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Rev. Dr. Jan Gregory Charpentier, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Westbrook […]
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Worship Online

Mid-Day Prayer: On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, we offer mid-day prayer via Zoom.  It will last from 12 – 12:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited. Email or text our pastor, Pastor Joy Perkett, at or 860-581-0493 for the Zoom access information.  You can use computer or phone to call in. Worship: On Sundays at 10 […]
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Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday, April 5 at 10 a.m. – Please bring the following items to worship: a palm, bread and grape juice. For the palm, you likely don’t have one at home. However, the interesting part of Palm Sunday is that people waved and used palms simply because palm trees were near to their homes. Likewise, […]
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Noontime Prayer: Mon – Thurs

On Monday through Thursday, we are offering mid-day prayer via Zoom. It will last from 12 – 12:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at for the access information.

3/29 Online Worship, Mid-Week Prayer & Updates

Dear Ones, I hope you are staying warm despite the chill of an overcast sky and colder weather. For me, our ability to still be community together is what brings warmth to my heart.   Here are our community updates for the upcoming week: Mid-Day Prayer: On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, I will offer mid-day prayer […]
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3/15 & 3/22: Online Worship

Dear Ones, Your health and well-being is our top priority.  For that reason, we are worshiping online rather than in-person on March 15 and March 22.  There will be no in-person worship services on those days.  Instead, we will meet instead for worship via Zoom, an online meeting platform that can be accessed via phone or computer.   To worship […]
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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: Cancelled

Each Monday night at 5:30 p.m., we host the local Monday night Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries dinner at our church. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Center Prayer and Lectio: Cancelled

Join us for a time of prayer and Scripture reflection every Saturday. 10 a.m.: Centering Prayer Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks an inner transformative process.  Most would say […]
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New London Community Meal: March 2020

Every third Saturday at 3:30 p.m., we volunteer at the Community Meal at the Church of the City in New London. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Steven Balkau at 860-823-0348 if you would be interesting in participating.

All-Church Retreat: Cancelled

When: March 14th Where: Incarnation Center, 253 Bushy Hill Rd, Deep River, CT 06417 You are invited to join us this spring for the First Baptist Church in Essex Retreat. This congregational event will be an opportunity both to engage in spiritual formation and to experience a time of fellowship and sanctuary in a natural […]
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